Randy Johnson Second oldest to reach 300 wins.

johnsonhug On a rain soaked afternoon in Washington Randy Johnson made a mark in the record book becoming the 24th pitcher in history to reach 300 wins.  Johnson at 45 is the second oldest to reach this feat behind Phil Neikro who did it at 46.

Johnson pitched 6 strong innings and left with a 2-1 lead after leaving the game with a bruised shoulder. He fell while trying to bare hand a ball on a comebacker. He is not expected to miss any time and brushes it off as having a senior moment. He almost ended up with a no decision as the Nationals loaded the bases with two outs in the eighth before Adam Dunn was called out on strikes with a full count on a knee-high fastball from reliever Brian Wilson.

The Giants added 3 insurance runs in the ninth to seal Johnsons spot in the record book. Johnson gave a hug to his son that acted as the batboy and thanked all the teammates that he has had over the last 23 years saying that they all played a big part in this special moment.

The Next big question is will there ever be another to join this club. Jamie Moyer is the closest but he would need 51 more victories and he is 46 so its unlikely that he will last . There are others who are now young who have a chance. My pick is Felix Hernandez who has 43 wins at age 23, Johnson had  only 48 at age 28. Only time will tell if anyone else will join this elite club but right now Randy Johnson has his day to bask in the glory of accomplishing something that few can ever dream of and should punch his ticket to the hall of fame. Or maybe it was his 5 Cy Young awards that did that.

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